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2016-05-20 Semiconductor industry to undergo a paradigm shift
The semiconductor industry has shown no consolidation due to its rapidly innovating nature, but after so many decades, isn't consolidation through mergers long overdue
2012-05-21 GSA: Semiconductor investments up in April
The Global Semiconductor Alliance reported that investments in semiconductor companies reached $194.2 million in April, 10 times more than the amount in March
2015-05-29 Avago, Broadcom merger excites market
A combined company would have nearly $13 billion in revenues, edging it up to about seventh place, ahead of Texas Instruments and below Qualcomm at $19 billion.
2015-12-08 Year-end deals: Semicon companies settle merger, acquisition
In a week's time, several companies have either completed their merger-and-acquisition deals or signed definitive agreements, indicative of a consolidating semiconductor industry.
2006-09-08 X-Fab Semi, 1st Silicon complete merger
X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced completion of the merger of X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG with 1st Silicon Sdn. Bhd. effective on Sept. 1, 2006.
2015-03-04 What's behind the NXP-Freescale merger
Through the merger, NXP will add Freescale's computing power to its security and wireless communication strengths, which is expected to drive the Internet of Things
2009-05-20 What went wrong with MIPS-Chipidea merger
Most mergers and acquisitions rarely work. When they do, it's because both parties have time, patience, commitment and money to burn in the process of integrating the two organizations. An examination of the recent MIPS Technologies-Chipidea breakup strongly suggests that neither one had sufficient amounts of these key attributes.
2015-12-04 What can companies learn from the NXP-Freescale merger
One missing piece in NXP, after the merger with Freescale, seems to be optoelectronics, which continues to grow at a stronger steady pace than ICs and other semiconductor categories.
2003-01-15 Veeco, FEI terminate merger agreement
Veeco Instruments Inc. and FEI Co. have mutually decided not to pursue the merger agreement both companies entered in July 2002
2008-09-10 U.S. SEC okays ON Semi-Catalyst merger statement
ON Semiconductor Corp. and Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. has declared effective the Registration Statement on Form S-4 relating to the proposed merger of the two companies.
2008-08-15 Tower, Jazz to seal merger deal by September
Tower Semiconductor Ltd and Jazz Technologies announced that their previously announced proposed merger is progressing toward timely closing, currently expected in September 2008.
2010-11-12 Top semiconductor suppliers show strong growth
IC Insights preliminary ranking reveals that No. 2 ranked Samsung is expected to gain ground on Intel Corp.
2015-12-14 Top 5 semiconductor M&As of 2015
EE Times Asia reviewed the M&A deals that were either announced or completed this year, and came up with the top five synergies in terms of dollar value.
2011-04-13 TI-NSC merger: Winner, blunder or equalizer
EE Times explains why high-tech acquisitions such as the TI-NSC deal are often less than successful, citing as reasons the acquired company's instability and employee and customer fears during negotiations.
2015-03-04 Taking a closer look at NXP, Freescale's merger plans
Assuming the deal closes as expected before the end of the year, the merged company will have the arsenal it needs to ensure its survival in a consolidating chip industry.
2007-08-20 ST-Infineon merger likely to face competition probe, says analyst
The rumored merger of ST and Infineon could draw attention from the European Union's competition authorities over power semiconductors, according to IMS Research
2006-01-27 ST's Bozotti plays down Philips merger option
ST's CEO has played down the possibility of a merger with, or takeover of, Philips Semiconductors, raising the lack of geographic complementarity as an issue
2008-04-04 Springsoft, Novas ink merger agreement
Springsoft Inc. and Novas Software Inc. have signed an agreement for Springsoft to acquire all the outstanding shares of Novas that it does not already own.
2014-02-07 Spansion/Fujitsu merger to spawn car SoCs mid-2014
The Fujitsu Semiconductor acquisition in August is paving the way for Spansion's development of SoCs integrating Spansion's embedded flash technology with MCU, analog and power management ICs
2015-03-16 Spansion, Cypress close $5B merger
The merger is expected to achieve more than $135 million in cost synergies on an annualised basis within three years and to be accretive to non-GAAP earnings within the first year after the transaction
2004-08-09 Shareholders approve STATS, ChipPAC merger
Shareholders of both semiconductor test and assembly service providers STATS and ChipPAC have approved a merger originally announced in February 2004.
2016-04-12 Severance benefits cause friction in Microchip/Atmel merger
Microchip's CEO blames Atmel's board for failing to communicate about a severance package that left at least one employee charging Microchip is reneging on a promise.
2016-02-01 Semiconductor R&D loses steam at only 0.5% growth in 2015
Despite the weaker performance, the half-per cent rise pushed global R&D spending by chip companies to a record-high level of $56.4 billion in 2015 from $54.1 billion set in 2014, said IC Insights.
2015-10-19 Semiconductor industry to see more M&As
The mergers and acquisitions happening in the semiconductor industry, which have already seen deals worth $110 billion this year, are due to rising costs and a dwindling customer base
2006-02-21 Rudolph Tech completes merger with August Tech
Rudolph Technologies, a developer of high-performance process control metrology, defect inspection and data analysis systems used by semiconductor device manufacturers, has announced that its merger with August Technology has been completed.
2015-01-06 RFMD, TriQuint merger successfully creates Qorvo
The union of the companies is expected to bring cost synergies, as well as improved RF designs that target mobile, infrastructure, and aerospace and defence applications.
2009-04-21 Renesas-NEC merger: a good deal
Loss-ridden Japan chipmakers NEC Electronics Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. are reportedly in talks about a merger. Does this deal make sense? No, according to one analyst
2010-03-15 Ralink, TrendChip ink merger deal
Ralink Technology Corp. and TrendChip Technologies Corp. have entered a merger agreement to create a technology leader in the home networking and broadband access semiconductor markets.
2004-03-11 PLX, NetChip sign merger agreement
PLX Technology Inc. has agreed to merge with fabless semiconductor supplier NetChip Technology Inc
2016-05-17 Plunge in semiconductor sales drag chip suppliers
IC Insights revealed that eight of the top 10 semiconductor suppliers saw posted annual declines in Q1 sales compared with 1Q15, with several seeing sales fall by 25% or more
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